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Farm-to-table farming explained – What you need to know

The farm to table movement is a practice that has become extremely popular in the pursuit of more sustainable food consumption. Farm to table cuts out a lot of the middle man, getting food straight from the farm to restaurants and cafeterias with minimal interference, making for more freshly sourced meat and produce.

This movement helps support both business and farmers through a more direct form of business, generating a culture of partnership, communication and better care and quality for both animals and consumers. Our neighbours over at The Spruce Eats offer some further insight into the movement and what it entails. 

In order to become a part of the movement, it is vital to understand the ins and outs of farming, how to properly care for your animals and land, as well as having the professional know-how to build strong relationships with local businesses and become a top supplier.

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The business of farm to table – how to get there

One of the most beneficial things you can do to boost your career in the agricultural sector and gain the skills and understanding to become involved in the farm to table movement is to embark on a bit of a training journey, building on your knowledge base and skill set to give yourself the best platform from which to fly. 

Here at My Learning Online we offer a structured learning environment in which to access all the skills you will need to pursue your chosen career, and lead you in the right direction for business and employment opportunities. 

If you are interested in the farm to table movement, the following courses could be just the thing for you:

Certificate in Livestock Management 

Proper animal care is one of the more important elements to the farm to table movement. Land-grazing animals are an essential part of the maintenance of a healthy ecosystem – everything works in a cycle, and each part must be correctly tended to and cared for. 

The key areas of knowledge addressed in the course relate to livestock management in conventional pastoral systems in Australia with a strong focus on developing the skills necessary to analyse and monitor different animal health issues, pastoral growth constraints and several different management structures for livestock systems, as well as, the processes involved with the planning of year to year on-farm operations.

Beef Cattle Farming

Beef Cattle farming makes up a large part of this industry with Australia boasting some of the finest Beef cattle across the globe. This course will teach not only Beef Cattle but also Farm Management and is ideal for beginner learners, as well as those who have already completed study in agriculture and farming.

Dairy Cattle Farming

Being one of the more comprehensive and specific Dairy Cattle Farming courses online, this course has been specifically designed from the ground up by industry professionals to put you in good stead to develop a strong foundation of the industry and elevate your expertise above others looking for entry-level employment in this highly competitive industry.

Sheep and Cattle Farming

With so many animal-led agricultural careers to choose from, why not opt for a bit of the best of both worlds, and gain the skills needed to properly care for and maintain environments for different species and breeds of animal. This course will teach not only Beef Cattle but also Sheep and is ideal for beginner learners and those who have already completed study in agriculture and farming.

Cattle Farming  

A course which combines both the skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers in beef and dairy cattle farming. Cows are one of the most predominant farm animals in the agricultural industry, and ensuring they are well cared for is of utmost importance.

Certificate in Agriculture 

What is an Agriculturalist you ask? Well, the term Agriculturalist can be applied to a broad range of professions, ranging from crop agronomy to livestock and pasture management, farming, farm management and farmhand work, to agricultural real estate sales, marketing and regional sales management. Agriculturists often have cross-functional skills and have the ability to work in several different arms in the agricultural sector. The future of Australian agriculture is bright, and individuals can use their skills and knowledge to tailor a career to their personal liking!

Certificate in Agribusiness

This course is ideal for individuals who are looking to secure well-paying jobs within the agricultural sector. This refers to individuals who either/or/both are interested in acquiring the knowledge necessary to successfully operate a commercial agricultural enterprise from a sales-driven perspective, for those looking to upskill their current knowledge in regard to agricultural marketing, product development and extension and for those looking to make an entrance into the industry.

Farm Management

In this course, you will learn the skills necessary to not only secure work on a farm but to progress into Farm Management roles or even start your own business! Learn how to handle business financials, risk and human resources in relation to farms while also learning about sustainable farming practices.

Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture 

Probably the most up and coming agriculture course we have on offer. Organic farming works with nature, rather than against it. It recognises the fact that nature has many complex processes which interact to control pests, diseases and weeds, and to regulate the growth of plants.

Sustainability in Agriculture has become increasingly important in recent times. It is no longer sufficient to just be productive, and the cost of production is no longer just thought of in terms of money. The environmental resources of a farm, as well as the financial, must not deteriorate if a farm is to continue to exist into the future.

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A future in farm to table

Enrolling on one of our comprehensive agriculture and farming courses will give you a flying start in your land-cultivation career. Studying online gives you the freedom and flexibility to learn in a familiar environment, working to suit the demands of your schedule and lifestyle.

All of our courses come with a downloadable brochure, providing more information on course content and modules, assessments, online learning and tutor support. 

If you have any questions about enrolling in one of our agriculture and farming courses, our course consultants are on hand to guide and advise you, getting you to where you need to be.


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